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Why do we need calcium?

Why do we need calcium?

Cells & bone health: Calcium is an important element for bone strength (preventing osteoporosis and hip fractures) and important for basic cell function (as an electrolyte). Consult with your doctor on how much calcium you might need. ...Read more

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Is 11.2 calcium high for baby?

Is 11.2 calcium high for baby?

Yes: Yes, 11.2 is a high level of calcium for a baby. http://tinyurl.com/m7jayop please talk with your pediatrician about this. ...Read more

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What is a good source of calcium?

What is a good source of calcium?

Milk, cheese: Dairy products are obviously great sources of calcium. So are yogurt and certain vegetables like soy beans, okra, spinach, and broccoli. If you're looking for a quick, high-quality supplement, try viactiv - tastes like a candy bar and very high in calcium. ...Read more

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What is the normal calcium range?

What is the normal calcium range?

About 9.0-10.5 mg/dL: The normal range for calcium in plasma is about 9.0-10.5 mg/dl. ...Read more

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Does calcium help for height gain?

Does calcium help for height gain?

Calcium is important: In your diet but it will not allow you to grow taller then heredity dictates. ...Read more

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How do I get more calcium in diet?

How do I get more calcium in diet?

Eat dairy: Eating a healthy diet that include dairy products like milk and cheese will help. Can supplement with calcium if needed. ...Read more

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What's the best source of calcium?

What's the best source of calcium?

Calcium supplements: Young males may not need calcium supplements at all. Ask your doctor to do a bone density exam, and check your blood levels to determine need, as excess can lead to renal,stones and other problems. Supplements include oyster shell with vit D, Ca citrate, or just dairy products like milk, cheese, yogurt, and even Ice cream. First determine the need for replacement. ...Read more

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What is the danger of high calcium?

Multiple causes: High calcium in blood is a marker of something metabolically wrong. It can be anything from dehydration, to parathyroid disorder or some cancers. Therefore persistent hypercalcemia must be thoroughly investigated to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Can high calcium be wrongly tested?

Can high calcium be wrongly tested?

Yes you can: get a falsely high level of calcium due to different conditions, or simple lab error. If you repeat the test and it still shows high serum calcium, then you need to get more tests to see why. Dehydration, low magnesium, low albumin, and muscle conditions like rhabdomyolysis can cause higher calcium levels in the blood. Of course there are serious diseases like Paget's and cancer too. ...Read more

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How does calcium affect our health?

How does calcium affect our health?

Essential: Calcium is a mineral that plays an important role in bone health. Calcium is also needed in proper functioning of the heart (to keep it beating), muscles (to keep them bending), and nerves (to keep them firing). Some people who suffer from kidney failure benefit from taking calcium to maintain strong bones. The amount of calcium supplements required in an individual depends on age and gender. ...Read more

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What is the best calcium suppliment?

What is the best calcium suppliment?

1000-2000 mg Ca: There is no evidence that one pill is better than any other. Calcium carbonate and calcium citrate are both available on the market. Dose is 1000-2000 mg elemental calcium each day in divided doses for prevention of osteoporosis. ...Read more

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How much calcium shoudl I be taking?

1200 mg daily: A good rule of thumb for adults is 1200 mg daily plus what you take in with meals. Calcium supplements usually come in 600 mg tablets and you take one twice daily. They may contain vitamin d in the amount of 400 units each as well, though you can get them without the vit. D. Pending your age, risks, medical conditions etc, you should be safe. If quesitons, ask your pcp about you in particular. ...Read more

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What is a healthy dosage of calcium?

What is a healthy dosage of calcium?

1000mg mainly diet: For your age (assuming this is for you) the NIH recommends that you should take 1000mg of calcium. But, most women in the US obtain enough calcium from their diet. Bone loss generally occurs around 30. So, unless you are at high risk of osteoporosis you probably do not need a Calcium supplement, those found in multi-vitamins should be sufficient. ...Read more

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What shall I eat to build up calcium?

What shall I eat to build up calcium?

Not exactly: You don't exactly want to build up calcium. I think you're trying to build stronger bones. That takes work, i.e. Weight bearing exercise. Just eating calcium rich foods, antacids or calcium supplements without exercise, which forces your body to build and remodel bones, is like topping off your gas tank without driving your car. There are side effects from high calcium and vitamin d levels. ...Read more

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How much calcium do we need each day?

How much calcium do we need each day?

500mg: New studies found that more than 500mg increased the risk of heart attack in menopausal women. ...Read more

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How do I get more calcium in my diet?

A pill: Take a pill containing 600 mg of calcium and 400 mg of vitamin d. Take one pill or take two a day depending on your diet. Its the easiest and probably the cheapest most cost effective way to do it. There is a brand out there that sells 500 pills of the above for $5.00. That is two pills a day for 3/4 of a year for pennies. ...Read more

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How important is calcium in your diet?

Very: Calcium is very important- it helps build strong bones-- the body also needs calcium for muscles to move and for nerves to carry messages between the brain and every body part. In addition, calcium is used to help blood vessels move blood throughout the body and to help release hormones and enzymes that affect almost every function in the human body. ...Read more

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What is the best calcium pill to take?

What is the best calcium pill to take?

Any: There is no evidence that one pill is better than any other. Calcium carbonate and calcium citrate are both available on the market. Dose is 1000-2000 mg elemental calcium each day in divided doses for prevention of osteoporosis. ...Read more

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What causes extra calcium in your system?

What causes extra calcium in your system?

Several possibilitie: While it can be intake of calcium milk vitamins minerals I really excessive amounts that is not likely. The body regulates calcium so...if dietary is hi, it just doesn't get in. Mainly it is elevated when a regulatory system is messed up. Too much parathyroid hormone elevates calcium Having bones breaking down can also do that ...Read more

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